Striking tribal rug from the Shiraz region of Southwest Iran.
Statement colors including red, black, and cream. The Shirazi carpet has a Southwestern, even Navajo aesthetic.
Persian weavers have been crafting these amazing carpets in villages for centuries.
This geometric motif is very common around the city of Shiraz and the surrounding Zagros Mountains; they are typically woven by tribal groups such as the Qashqai and Khamseh Federation.
Excellent overall condition with very little signs of wear on the wool pile. Slight dye pickup in the border from a wash.
No holes or weakened areas. Very solid rug.
Signed and dated — 1387. (2007-2008 in the Western calendar)
Woven from 100% natural wool — the warp and weft is cotton.
Photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 6 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 9 in.
The Qashqai are a confederation of 5 distinct tribal groups who banded together in a political alliance in the 19th century.
Another confederation — the Khamseh (which means 5 in Arabic) — formed in the 19th century as a counterbalance to the Qashqai. The rugs of all of these tribes are quite similar in many respects.
Shipping will be $43 within the continental U.S. Fairly bulky and heavy rug. Or possible free pickup near Stockton – Sacramento – San Andreas – East Bay Area with prior arrangement.
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